Celi Voyage - Shark River

Paddling the remote Shark River near Tarpon Bay let my mind wander to earlier times when pioneering gladesmen like Totch Brown poled their flat-bottomed skiffs through the backwaters. Having traded wooden pole for carbon fiber paddle and plywood for fiberglass and foam, my YOLO board felt like a 21st century legacy of the original. Peering though the mangroves at eye-level, I hunted angles for evening photography instead of gators for hides or ibises for dinner.